The benefits of Wilderness Camps

Wilderness camps are proven to have benefits. One of the aims of a wilderness camp is to help stimulate a sense of self-awareness and self-worth within participants. The programs on offer aim to give skills so the teens may enjoy and participate in the wilderness camp and to carry those skills back to every day life. Wilderness camps aim to equip participants with on-going life skills.

You want your teen to develop social and problem solving skills they can use time and again in everyday life. We learn skills from experiences and a wilderness camp provides plenty of them. You have to meet and mix with others and learn the value of pulling together. Solving problems is a major focus of many programs. You can’t give your teen a pill to make them mature and act responsibility but you can give them a chance to work in a different environment and overcome problems. This sort of activity helps develop maturity.

Participation is vital

Encourage your teen to give everything a go when at a wilderness camp. The safe and challenging physical programs offer the chance for participants to experience success. Failure is obviously a possibility but then comes perseverance. The point is that with success comes an even greater challenge. The tasks become progressively harder. But with continued success comes a higher sense of self esteem and satisfaction.

Participation develops physical, social and mental skills and toughness.

One of the greatest benefits occurs after the camp is complete and your teen has returned to their previous life. This is where their new attitude and self belief kick in and a re-born teenager takes on life and all its challenges.

A huge benefit for many participants in a wilderness camp is the discovery and development of their ability to lead. Many teens take on responsible tasks and come through with flying colors. In so doing they are able to assist others and show signs of leadership. This can carry forward to many other aspects of their schooling, employment and social life in the years to come.

The world today faces significant issues such as preservation of the habitat and climate change. Both of these matters are easily studied and explained on a wilderness camp. The setting is the perfect place to learn about our flora and fauna and to discover ways which can save and preserve these vital components of our life here on Earth.

Wilderness camp has it all

If ever a young person needed to get away from their home environment, to re-charge their batteries, to live a healthy life communing with nature and to be guided by caring, trained professionals, a month or two at a wilderness camp would seem the ideal solution.

The physical aspect means plenty of healthy appropriate exercise and the relevant therapy sessions will enable the teen to understand their troubled nature and find ways to get back on track. The benefits of a wilderness camp are many and varied.

There are many camps so choosing the right camp is important. The experience could turn around your teen’s life.

Here are additional resources you might be interested in:

Information on Wilderness Camps

Teen Wilderness Camps in the USA